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On Thursday, October 29th, join us to celebrate Breaking Ground's 30 years of service to New York City and honor an extraordinary individual who has had a profound impact on the creation of affordable housing across the United States. You'll help us raise critical funds to support New Yorkers in need to come off the streets and into housing.

Honoree:
David Brickman
Chief Executive Officer, Freddie Mac

Gala Co-Chairs:
Michael J. Franco
President, Vornado Realty Trust

Michael Lascher
Senior Managing Director, Real Estate - New York, Blackstone

Kara McShane
Managing Director and Head of Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo

Alan Wiener
Group Head, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital

Meet Our Honoree

David Brickman Chief Executive Officer,Freddie Mac

Sponsorship

For the first time, Breaking Ground's annual Gala is going virtual. Corporate sponsorships enable us to serve more of New York's most vulnerable residents - people living unsheltered on the City's streets - and help them come indoors to permanent supportive housing. During COVID-19, your support is truly saving lives. Thank you for standing with us and with the people we serve in these difficult times.

Sponsorship Levels

Your sponsorship will help purchase home appliances for 45 new apartments at our 90 Sands Street supportive residence.

  • Special virtual experience with our honoree
  • Prominent recognition during webcast event
  • Pre-recorded 30-second video message during webcast event
  • Name/logo displayed on event marketing materials as Investor Sponsor
  • Ten (10) Commemorative engraved bottles (750ml) of premium Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • Two full-page, printed ads/greetings in commemorative honoree book
  • Two full-page ads in the virtual journal
  • Donor name/logo incorporated in webcast event
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala web page
  • A featured article on your/organization’s sponsorship in the News section of the Breaking Ground website
  • Post acknowledging your sponsorship on Breaking Ground’s social media accounts

Your sponsorship will help purchase and install kitchen sinks and faucets for 40 new apartments at our 90 Sands Street supportive residence.

  • Prominent recognition during webcast event
  • Pre-recorded 15-second video message during webcast event
  • Name/logo displayed on event marketing materials as Developer Sponsor
  • Five (5) Commemorative engraved bottles (750ml) of premium Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • Full-page, printed ad/greeting in commemorative honoree book
  • Full-page ad in the virtual journal
  • Donor name/logo incorporated in webcast event
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala web page
  • Post acknowledging your sponsorship on Breaking Ground’s social media accounts

Your sponsorship will help purchase and install lighting fixtures for 20 new apartments at our 90 Sands Street supportive residence.

  • Name/logo displayed on event marketing materials as Builder Sponsor
  • Two (2) Commemorative engraved bottles (750ml) of premium Woodford Reserve bourbon
  • Full-page printed ad/greeting in commemorative honoree book
  • Full-page ad in the virtual journal
  • Donor name/logo incorporated in webcast event
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala web page
  • Post acknowledging your sponsorship on Breaking Ground’s social media accounts

Your sponsorship will fund 140 nights of transitional housing for New Yorkers who are experiencing homelessness.

  • Name/logo displayed on event marketing materials as Groundbreaker Sponsor
  • Name listing in commemorative honoree book
  • Half-page ad in the virtual journal
  • Donor name/logo incorporated in webcast event
  • Donor name/logo and link on Breaking Ground gala web page
  • Post acknowledging your sponsorship on Breaking Ground’s social media accounts
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Our Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the generous sponsors of the Celebrating Home & Community Gala, whose gifts will ensure that our work can reach as many homeless New Yorkers as possible, and help many more to come indoors and rebuild their lives in housing.

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David BrickmanChief Executive Officer

David Brickman is Chief Executive Officer of Freddie Mac, one of the largest providers of mortgage financing in the U.S. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.


Brickman is well-known for his tenure as the head of Freddie Mac Multifamily, where he presided over a remarkable period of growth – raising annual production from $16 billion in 2010 to almost $80 billion in 2018. He established the company's flagship K-Deal securitization program as one of the leading securitized products in the structured finance markets. Brickman also drove significant innovation and an expansion in Freddie Mac's products and offerings – particularly those serving the growing need for affordable workforce housing.


Brickman completed all doctoral coursework for the Ph.D. program in economics and real estate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a master's degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.